Human health impacts ofecosystem alteration

Myers, S.S and Gaffikin, L. and Golden, C.D. and et al, . (2013) Human health impacts ofecosystem alteration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (47). pp. 18753-18760.

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Human activity is rapidly transforming most of Earth’s natural systems. How this transformation is impacting human health, whose health is at greatest risk, and the magnitude of the associated disease burden are relatively new subjects within the field of environmental health. We discuss what is known about the human health implications of changes in the structure and function of natural systems and propose that these changes are affecting human health in a variety of important ways. We identify several gaps and limitations in the research that has been done to date and propose a more systematic and comprehensive approach to applied research in this field. Such efforts could lead to a more robust understanding of the human health impacts of accelerating environmental change and inform decision making in the land-use planning, environmental conservation, and public health policy realms.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Social Sciences
Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2013 12:50
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